Mayoral candidates (from left) Rahm Emanuel, Miguel del Valle and Gery Chico wait for the start of Monday's debate at the WTTW television studios in Chicago. The fourth candidate, Carol Moseley Braun, arrived later.
Robert Adams carries his daughter Layla, 2, and walks with Lucy, 4, in front of their home in District Heights, Md. Adams grew up near the Anacostia Historic District of Washington, D.C., but couldn't afford to buy a home there for his family. He now lives in this suburb, a few miles away from his mother and grandmother, who still live in the house where he grew up.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is one of 15 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the country's highest civilian honor — on Tuesday. He says the honor has a special significance because it comes from the nation's first African-American president.
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